African Families in a Global Context (NAI Research Reports Series No. 131)

African Families in a Global Context (NAI Research Reports Series No. 131)

by Goran Therborn
     
 

The family is one of the most important institutions of African societies. Where is it going today? How is it affected by global processes, cultural and political as well as economic? How does it compare with family developments in other parts of the world? These are questions which this book addresses. The contributors deal with the African family in a comparative… See more details below

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The family is one of the most important institutions of African societies. Where is it going today? How is it affected by global processes, cultural and political as well as economic? How does it compare with family developments in other parts of the world? These are questions which this book addresses. The contributors deal with the African family in a comparative global context, focusing on patriarchy, sexuality and marriage, and fertility; biological and social reproduction in Ghana under conditions of globalization and structural adjustment; Nigerian marriage relations under the impact of current conditions and; family changes in the North (Britain) from a family perspective of the South (South Africa).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789171065360
Publisher:
Nordic Africa Institute, The
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Series:
NAI Research Reports Series, #131
Pages:
118
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.32(d)

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